A brief visual history of wp-admin’s h1

This ticket comment has some visual history of the h1 in wp-admin that I’d like to bubble up to here. Thanks @afercia.

 h1 was used for the site name in all the admin screens, with a link back to the front page. It was removed with the refactoring of the admin bar. See how it looked in WordPress 3.0 in this screenshot.

h1 was used for the site name in all the admin screens, with a link back to the front page. It was removed with the refactoring of the admin bar. See how it looked in WordPress 3.0 in this screenshot.

Prior to 3.0, the header had "Visit Site" cuddled next the site name h1 to make it more discoverable. This screenshot shows WP 2.7.

Priori to 3.0, the header had “Visit Site” cuddled next the site name h1 to make it more discoverable. This screenshot shows WP 2.7.

More screenshots at: https://cloudup.com/cqzGvz97_zO

#2-7, #3-0, #31650, #dashboard, #h1, #ia, #visit-site, #visual-comparison, #visual-history

A visual survey of site icon terminology

Site icons recently landed in trunk using the terminology “Site icon”. We didn’t go with “favicon”. Favicon is an under-the-hood term, one with a lot of tedious history. Instead, we want to package title, tagline, and icon together as site identity. And, we already have some history with site/blog icon. Here’s a quick visual survey.

 

4.3 Beta

4.3 Beta uses “Site Icon”

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 6.04.08 PM

wordpress.com uses “Blog Picture/Icon”

Jetpack uses Site Icon and references favicon.

Jetpack uses Site Icon and references favicon.

#4-3, #beta, #chrome, #favicon, #jetpack, #macos, #site-icons, #visual-history, #visual-survey, #wp-com